If we do not join hands..

The evidence of the Views from the Frontline 2011 study is that there is a growing gap between the UN’s ‘Hyogo Framework for Action’ and its implementation at the frontline where disasters impact. The framework aims to ‘build the resilience of nations and communities to disasters’. Much is being done at international and national levels to develop understanding, policies and plans. However, consistent progress in local implementation – reducing the vulnerability of those in urban neighbourhoods and rural localities – remains beyond reach.